Situated in the heart of London, Chayote opened its doors on the 12th of October 2023 and is a gorgeous new restaurant overlooking the serene waters of St. Katherine’s Dock. This restaurant seamlessly blends Mexican and Peruvian-Spanish cuisine with a dash of elegance and a whole lot of class. We had the pleasure of trying their delicious menu. Read on for our review.
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Chayote was born from the desire to bring a touch of luxury to London’s Latam dining scene, uniting the most delectable Latino flavours and tantalizing textures. Brought to you by wife and husband team, Susannah Hall and Georgy Vershinin, in their own words, they explain, “London has its fair share of vibrant, street-side Mexican eateries, but we noticed a gap for a contemporary, fuss-free Mexican dining experience. Chayote is here to change that.” and they have truly nailed filling that gap, read our review below.
The Food: What We Tried
Chayote Restaurant St Katherine’s Doc Menu
Before we get on to the menu at Chayoyte, we’d like to highlight that the head chef is Tomasz Baranski, who is named “one of the world’s top chefs” by Forbes. Chef Baranski’s impressive CV includes work as Head Chef at Michelin-star Spanish destination, Barrafina and mastering Basque techniques to launch world-famous destinations like San Sebastian’s Donostia.
Chayote’s menu consists of a diverse selection of inventive and classy tostadas, tacos, and quesadillas. The menu is particularly impressive for seafood lovers who can indulge in starters showcasing seabass and green mango agua chile or smoked mackerel, to mains including sesame yellowfin tuna and guajillo cream tostadas. A must-try starter however is the Cactus Tempora, which is truly unique and a perfect vegetarian dish.
Another highlight of the menu is the option to share which is perfect for date night. Don’t miss out on the Lamb Barbacoa in Adoba wrapped in Banana Leaf, which is a really stunning plate. Other options for sharing include the Al pastor skewers with pineapple and taquera salsa, or the Iberico pork cheeks carnitas, red and green mole.
The Drinks: What We Tried
The drinks menu really compliments the food with exquisite choices like the Picante or the smoky Hola with Pensador Mezcal. If you’re more of a wine lover, then you’ll be pleased with the selection of wines that lean towards the Latin side, from organic, bio-dynamic, and natural wines to the trendy orange varieties. The menu also offers non-alcoholic options too.
A top drink choice for us was the Sour – Chayote infused Dropworks Rum, Habanero Basil, Citrus and Egg white, which was recommended by the waiter. Thanks for the tip.
As you step into Chayote, you’re immediately met with charming and chic decor. The restaurant is beautifully designed with stunning views of the marina. Whether it’s a romantic date or a get-together with friends, the ambience here sets the perfect mood for a memorable evening.
Something that stood out about Chayote is its friendly and welcoming staff. The service is attentive without being intrusive, and the staff were more than happy to guide us through the menu which we really appreciated.
To Sum Up
So, whether you’re a foodie, a lover of Mexican and Peruvian cuisine, or simply someone in search of a fantastic dining experience in London, Chayote is the place to be. We recommend checking it out for your next night out.
Team Nonchalant x
Last Updated on 23rd October 2023 by Nonchalant Magazine